December 9, 2023
Johnson Plans Quick Action On Budget But Democrats Fear Shutdown
Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is setting a quick timeline for the House to mark up individual appropriations bills, forcing lawmakers to vote on a bill that seeks to slash funding for OSHA and other agencies in fiscal year 2024 while prompting new warnings from Democrats over a possible government shutdown next month. Johnson was elected speaker in an Oct. 25 vote with the support of all 220 Republicans in attendance, surpassing the 215 total that required to...
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